BENT WOOKEE COMIX (..we have issues..)

BENT WOOKEE COMIX (..we have issues..)
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NEW COMICS THIS WEEK!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Oh, CANADA!

This past weekend we headed north to Toronto's Fan Expo! Here's some blurry pictures!
























































































































































































It all lead up to the greatest thing ever, getting to meet the man himself, BRUCE CAMPBELL!!! Now I've peaked. There's really nothing left for me to do now...

Monday, August 24, 2009

OPENING LATE ALL WEEK!


Apparently it's vacation week at Bent Wookee Comix, but fear not....that only means we'll be opening at 4:00 on WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, and FRIDAY. Saturday will still be 12:00 to 5:00. So there will be plenty of time to pick up your funny books!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Hitting The Reset Button...But Not Really

If you read "Ultimatum", then I feel sorry for you because I did too. It was quite possibly the worst event series ever written. It was supposed to be a deck clearing exercise for the Ultimate universe, which mainly consisted of killing off over half of the X-Men in extremely dumb ways. I mean, seriously, how was Magneto able to control Cyclops eyes being open and firing Iron Man's weapons to kill Wolverine? The whole thing defied logic and actually made the reader end up with a lower IQ at the end.

So I did not have a good feeling going into the new 'Ultimate Comics' line, which for now will only feature the Avengers and Spider-Man. I figured they were going to hit the reset button entirely and start all over, which would really have pissed me off but at least they wouldn't acknowledge "Ultimatum". But apparently that is not what this new line is about. Sure, it's about resetting the issues back to the supposedly money making issue #1, but it is set in the same world. Magneto did destroy most of New York and a lot of people are dead. So while I found the whole "Ultimatum" story line to be a big ball of shit wrapped in a turd taco, I actually respected the fact they weren't going to act like it never happened.

Nick Fury is back from his dimensional trip which saw him star in another very shitty book, 'Squadron Supreme', and he returns to a city that has been decimated. The Triskelion is a shell but is quickly being rebuilt. Hawkeye is there with Fury to show him what has happened in his absence and to make him an offer he can't refuse. Carol Danvers, who is now the head of S.H.I.E.L.D, needs Fury to lead a black ops team to capture an Avengers member who has gone rogue. It won't be easy considering the fact the rogue member is none other than Captain America.

Flashback to a day earlier when Cap and Hawkeye were attempting to stop a break in at the Baxter Building by agents of A.I.M. They were able to secure one of the two A.I.M. helicopters, but while attempting to secure the second one, Cap came face to face with the Red Skull. In a shocking display of power and fighting prowess, the Red Skull hands Cap his ass in a pretty brutal beating. Just as he is about to throw Cap out of the helicopter, Skull whispers something into his ear then unceremoniously dumps Cap out the side. Hawkeye dives out of the other helicopter to make the save and is shocked to find out what the Skull had said to Cap.

What did the Red Skull say? Did Fury know the whole time? How does Hawkeye breath with that mask on? Wanna know what happens next? Buy the book, available at Bent Wookee Comix located at 127 Fairfield Avenue in the West End section of Johnstown. See ya there!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 12, NEW COMICS A LITTLE LATER



For everyone camping outside the store in total giddy anticipation over new funny books this Wednesday....you'll have to wait a little longer. Bent Wookee Comix will open at it's regular time, but new comics won't arrive until after 5. And with Blackest Night #2 shipping this week, I'm hoping you people can contain yourself! (please, no rioting.) Correction: The shop will open after 2:00!





And for an extra special treat this week to the listeners of Bent Wookee Comix Presents.... Stephanie Carmichael from http://www.whatistechnoagain.com/ and http://www.girlsentertainmentnetwork.com/ will be a guest to talk about her trip to the San Diego Con and to disprove the myth that girls don't read funny books! That's 990 and 1490 am at 7:13 Wednesday mornings!

Sunday, August 09, 2009

MAGPIE LUCK


Johnstown's Katie Sekelsky's web comic MAGPIE LUCK has just launched. (okay.. it's been a couple weeks, but I've been busy so don't harass me, I'm tellin' you now.) Click on the title to check it out!

Friday, August 07, 2009

FRIDAY AUGUST 7, OPENING AT 2:30


No need to be sad....we're only opening half an hour late today. That's 2:30 on your watches. Now come buy funny books. Ya like funny books don't ya?!
Oh, and I almost choked listening to Fishin' Hole from the new Steven Lynch CD, click on the title for the youtube link. Thanks Jay...tryin' to kill me.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

FCBD IN J-TOWN


Remember Free Comic Book Day back at the beginning of May? Of course you do! Well some of the pics from the big event made their way into the Snapshot section of the latest Johnstown Magazine. So, go pick up an issue and make sure you write to them telling about your need for more Bent Wookee on a monthly basis!